It was another blow out win for Turlock Christian High’s girls Thursday night when they visited the Lady Hawks of Delhi High. Per usual, the Eagles’ offense lit up the boards as they continued their streak of wins, defeating an overwhelmed Delhi team 74-39.
Turlock Christian (8-0 Southern) essentially had the game won in the first half. The combination of Halie Bergman (24 points) and Rebekah Muller (18 points) was too much for the Hawks (1-7 Southern) to contain. Muller and Bergman consistently took the ball out of the hands of Delhi’s players and found the basket with little to no contention. Muller, who recorded six steals and 12 rebounds, anchored the Eagle defense in the absence of Marly Burton, holding Delhi to one first quarter point and only five in the second. At the half Delhi trailed 35-6.
“Nobody was in their home run trot and everyone played as hard as they can,” Turlock Christian’s head coach Edwin Santiago said. “I think we got the most we could out of this game.”
The Hawks began to put points on the board after the half as Cristal Espinoza and Denisse Barboza dropped shots from inside and outside the three point line. Five treys contributed to a 33-point second half for Delhi, but by that point a comeback win was unattainable. Turlock Christian’s offense continued to dominate the game, using the extra space of the 94-foot court to operate a new offense and test its conditioning.
“It’s good to get his opportunity on this court; I wish more courts were like this,” Santiago said.
The Eagles’ next game will be against Gustine High at home on Monday.
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